Enforcing-normalcy frontcover. Enforcing-normalcy Enforcing Normalcy. Disability, Deafness, and the Body. by Lennard J. Davis. Book Review: Lennard J. Davis’Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body. New York: Verso,. Michael L. Dorn. University of. Lennard Davis – Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body. “What does not occur to many people is that disability is not a minor.
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Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body by Lennard J. Davis
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Disability, Deafness, and the Body. Verso BooksAug 19, – Political Science – pages.
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In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J.
Linking such notions enforcign the concurrent emergence of discourses about the nation, Davis shows how the modern nation-state constructed its identity on the backs not only of colonized subjects, but of its physically disabled minority.
In a fascinating chapter on contemporary cultural theory, Davis explores the pitfalls of privileging the figure of sight in conceptualizing the nature of textuality. And in a treatment of nudes and fragmented bodies in Western art, he shows how the ideal of physical wholeness is both demanded and denied in the classical aesthetics of representation.
By insisting that disability be added to the familiar triad of race, class and gender, the book challenges progressives to expand the limits of their thinking about human oppression. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Selected pages Table of Contents. How Europe Became Deaf. The Classical Nude and. Other editions – View all Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body Lennard J. Davis Limited preview – Davis Snippet view – Davis is also the award-winning author of 11 books, including Enforcing LennarxFactual Fictionsand Resisting Novels.